Definition of dead center in US English:

dead center

noun

  • 1The exact center of something.

    ‘Kansas, the dead center of the USA’
    as adverb ‘most notebooks have a logo sitting dead center’
    • ‘After all, this was the dead centre of Limerick's commercial heart.’
    • ‘The front garden, behind the privet, was clipped to within an inch of its life, with a single standard rose in the dead centre.’
    • ‘This is achieved if the top dead centre of the piston motion is kept fixed and the bottom dead centre is varied.’
    • ‘Déadro jumped away from the tree with amazing speed as my arrow wedged itself into the dead centre of it.’
    • ‘Dead centre below the display window is a large PTT switch.’
    • ‘We have hit the wreck dead centre where it is broken open at the engine room.’
    • ‘Trailing by one point, Fox needed the conversion to secure victory and the kick was dead centre to the posts.’
    • ‘The A5 begins in the dead centre of town.’
    • ‘You could also try dropping it dead centre at the net.’
    • ‘They wrote it off as the dead centre, rejected it as a good-for-nothing wasteland.’
    • ‘There is an immense quiet here, 500 metres above sea level in what is almost the dead centre of France.’
    • ‘There's a small window dead centre with LCD display for channel number and battery power.’
    • ‘He pitched to 10 feet and holed dead centre to match Goosen's birdie.’
    • ‘It was a massive shot with a great carry and dead centre.’
    • ‘He placed the tip in the dead centre of his palm and pulled down, creating a tiny trickle of his own blood.’
    • ‘It calls for the top dead centre of the piston motion to be kept fixed, while the bottom dead centre is varied.’
    • ‘He adds two bumps on top and slaps a floppy pebble dead centre.’
    • ‘Don't forget the Rule of Thirds, or just simply remember to take shots without bunging the subject dead centre.’
    • ‘So far from seeing this as an optional extra, I see it rather as dead centre for any true spiritual development in the culture today.’
    • ‘It hit dead centre and Lidiah was left grinning like an idiot.’
    1. 1.1 The position of a crank when it is in line with the connecting rod and not exerting torque.
      centre, mean, median, mid point, halfway point, dead centre, focal point, focus, hub, nucleus, midst
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Pronunciation

dead center

/ded ˈsen(t)ər/